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Daughter: Joan Rivers dies at age 81

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:39

 Joan Rivers dies at age 81Comedienne Joan Rivers has died at the age of 81, her daughter Melissa announced in a statement Thursday afternoon.


Family of fatal hit-and-run victim pleads for answers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:38

Family of fatal hit-and-run victim pleads for answersPolice continue to search for a hit-and-run driver who killed a woman last week in Philadelphia's Logan section and the victim's family spoke to Action News.


Child on bike struck by SUV in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:37

Child dies after being struck by SUV in Northeast PhiladelphiaA young boy is fighting for his life after he was struck by an SUV while riding a bike in Northeast Philadelphia.


Local company testing new concussion detection technology

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:37

Local company testing new concussion detection technologyConcussions are a dominant issue in sports and a local company is testing new technology that aims to find them faster and easier.


Asia stocks slip ahead of US jobs report; Tokyo up

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:29

A foreign exchange company employee walks in front of an electric monitor displaying the current exchange rate of Japanese yen against U.S. dollar in Tokyo, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. The U.S. dollar rose to around 105.70 yen, the highest since October 2008, on Friday morning. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)HONG KONG (AP) — Most major Asian stock benchmarks fell Friday as investors stayed on the sidelines before a key U.S. jobs report later in the day while Japanese stocks edged higher after the yen fell to a six-year low.


Pharmacist arrested in tainted steroid case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:04

Glenn Adam Chin, left, a former supervisory pharmacist at the New England Compounding Center, walks with his attorney Paul Shaw, right, after appearing in federal court, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in Boston. The pharmacy, which custom-mixed medications in bulk, has been blamed for a 2012 outbreak of fungal meningitis that killed 64 people. Chin was charged with one count of mail fraud, but federal prosecutors said it is part of a larger criminal investigation of Chin and others. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)BOSTON (AP) — A pharmacist who oversaw the sterile clean rooms at a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy responsible for a deadly meningitis outbreak was arrested Thursday as he was about to board a flight for Hong Kong, federal officials said.


US doctor infected with Ebola heading to Nebraska

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:48

Dr. Rick Sacra in Liberia (SIM)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A doctor who was infected with Ebola while working in Liberia is being flown to a Nebraska hospital for treatment, doctors there said Thursday.


'Hot Car Dad' Indicted for Son's Murder

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:34
The Georgia dad who left his son in a scorching SUV this summer was charged with the boy's murder.

Justice Dept. announces Ferguson police probe

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:29

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2014 file photo, Attorney General Eric Holder talks with Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol at Drake's Place Restaurant in Florrissant, Mo. The Justice Department plans to open a wide-ranging investigation into the practices of the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department following the shooting last month of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb, a person briefed on the matter said Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File-Pool)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department launched a broad investigation Thursday into the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting last month of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer.


Florida officials seek to appeal ruling against gay marriage ban

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:16

Same-sex marriage supporters demonstrate outside courthouse in MiamiFlorida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Thursday filed a notice of an appeal in federal court on Thursday challenging a ruling last month by a U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle of Florida's Northern District in Tallahassee last month became the fifth judge in Florida to rule against the ban, which was approved by voters in 2008, and the first on the state's federal bench. The Attorney General’s office filed the appeal notice on behalf of three defendants, a court clerk along with two members of the state government - Florida’s Secretary of Management Services Craig Nichols and state Surgeon General John Armstrong. Supreme Court ruling striking down parts of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as between one man and one woman.


Body found at Vancouver recycling center

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:06
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Vancouver police say they are not investigating the death of a man whose body was found at a Vancouver recycling center as a homicide.

5 high schoolers sickened by marijuana brownies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:05
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say five students got sick — including two who were rushed to the hospital unconscious — after eating marijuana brownies that were sold at a San Francisco Bay Area high school.

Court rules against gay marriage bans in 2 states

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:01

File of Jon Stark and husband David Moore joining supporters of same-sex marriage rally at Utah's State Capitol building in Salt Lake CityA U.S. appeals court in Chicago ruled Thursday that gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana violate the U.S. Constitution — thereby bumping the number of states where gay marriage will be legal from 19 to 21.


Phoenix hospital says visitor fatally shoots self

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:01
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a person visiting a family member at a Phoenix hospital has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Pennsylvania justice urges ban on defender group

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:54
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's chief justice wants the state Supreme Court to ban lawyers at an organization that currently handles many appeals by convicted murderers on the state's death row.

Detroit child's death stemmed from revenge shooting: prosecutors

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:53
By Aaron Foley DETROIT (Reuters) - Prosecutors told a court on Thursday that a Detroit man fired several AK-47 rounds into the bedroom window of an 8-year-old boy, killing him, in retaliation against the child's mother, the man's former girlfriend who had implicated him in a burglary. Calvin Mosby, 28, of Detroit, faces life in prison for shooting dead Jakari Pearson in the early hours of July 30. At the pretrial hearing in a Detroit city court on Thursday, he was bound over on charges of first-degree murder, two counts of assault with intent to murder and weapons charges. A second man, 17-year-old Devaunte Starks, was bound over as Mosby's accomplice.

Raiders agree to pay $1.25 million to cheerleaders suing over unfair pay

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:51

 Preseason-Seattle Seahawks at Oakland RaidersThe Oakland Raiders have agreed to pay $1.25 million to settle a lawsuit brought by 90 members of the team's cheerleading squad who alleged they were underpaid or faced lengthy delays in receiving their wages in violation of California labor law. The settlement, which requires court approval, was announced by the Raiders and the Raiderettes in a joint statement on Thursday and followed similar suits filed since January by cheerleaders for several other National Football League franchises. The litigation has focused attention on the working conditions of NFL cheerleaders who, unlike professional football players, are not represented by a labor union. "The settlement will resolve disputed claims regarding payment for hours worked, including practices and appearances, expenses, interest, and penalties under the California Labor Code," according to the joint statement.


Fire rips through 2 school buses in Northeast Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:51

Fire rips through 2 school buses in Northeast PhiladelphiaTwo school buses were destroyed after a fire in a bus yard in Northeast Philadelphia.


Police say bodies found are of dead boy's parents

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:42

In this Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 photo, police tape marks off the exterior of a Frisco, Texas, home were two bodies found Wednesday. The bodies of a man and a woman were found at the suburban Dallas home where a 10-year-old boy was found dead in January, whose mother, Pallavi Dhawan was accused of killing him, police said. A medical examiner's report later said a natural cause was the most likely cause of the Jan. 29 death of the boy, Arnav Dhawan. (AP Photo/Nomaan Merchant)DALLAS (AP) — Authorities confirmed Thursday that the bodies of a man and woman found at a suburban Dallas home are those of the parents of a 10-year-old boy found dead in a bathtub at the house in January — a death for which the mother was charged with murder.


Hillary Clinton: US should lead on clean energy

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:37

 US should lead on clean energyLAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday the U.S. should become what she called the world's 21st-century clean energy superpower, during remarks resembling both a campaign speech and a call to action at the annual National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas.